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City Wine Shop

$$ - $$$European, ,
159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6657
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Wine Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mate and I had been to a wine tasting in Fitzroy and felt like moving on to a nice quiet bohemian like place, the City Wine Shop, opposite the Parliament Building in Spring Street, to share a fine bottle of Pinot Noir. The range...More

Thank TheosTruthFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't venture inside having scored a table outside. Small tables for 4 though if you are having meals. Great wine list as you'd expect with a cafe named City Wine Shop. It is a very busy spot on Spring St but the footpath is wide...More

Thank Annalisa C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

That was what I salivated over, anyway-- friend's order of gnocchi. The ploughman's platter was pretty generous with mean and cheese, too. Coffee brilliant.

Thank oohl
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We always head here when in Melbourne. If you can nab a table in the front porch area, it's great on a winter's day. Nice location, friendly staff and very good food. Oh, and an excellent wine list.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 8 August 2017

During our stay in Melbourne, we got recommendations for “wine bars/shops,” and one of the first that we investigated with City Wine Shop at 159 Spring St, in the Melbourne CBD. We asked about sidewalk seating, and were directed to “take any empty table,” so...More

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 2 August 2017

An amazing venue inside as a wine bar but we wanted lunch on the street and these guys have tables under umbrellas with great street side service. The food is promptly delivered their wine list is massive and lots by the glass, we had some...More

Thank AlistairAuckland
Reviewed 14 July 2017

City Wine Shop is a regular reliable dining location when we are in Melbourne. On this trip, we each enjoyed a glass of Australian sparkling rose, the fish special of blue eye cod, the meat special of roasted goat with an accompanying glass of wine...More

Thank AussieSK
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We always have a meal here when in Melbourne and never disappointed. Wide selection, great specials and extensive wine selection. The long table at the back is THE spot to eat!

Thank HAussie
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Located next door to the Princess Theatre this little wine bar was an unexpected gem. If you excuse their small selection of spirits, (as they are in fact a a wine shop!) the actual quality of the drinks made by the bar tenders is superb,...More

Thank Pinkpinkann
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Always consistent. Usually visit with company but excellent by oneself. Wonderful wines by the glass..super little plates or succumb to inside space at bar or back room where one shares a table..have met some lovely people here.

Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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4 May 2017|
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Response from bikeboy2015 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure there are tables out the front just rock up i am sure they will find u a spot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6657
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